So, this is it. Write for Your Life is up and running. The idea(s) for this blog has been swimming around my brainbox for weeks and months. Years, in fact. Well, one year. And a half. That’s a long time in the think machine. It’s great to finally get going. You can read more about Write for Your Life and what it’s about on the, erm, about page. Now, that’s a lot of ‘abouts’, but the main thing you need to know at this stage is this:
Most writers are plagued by unavoidable distractions, like having kids, a full-time job or even something as seemingly innocuous as a social life. It can be hard to find the time and motivation to fit it all in. But it’s possible. And Write for Your Life is here to show you how.
How’s it going to work?
There’s plenty in store as we settle into our brand new webhouse in the great big blogvillage. But please don’t get your knickers in a twist if you don’t see a new post every day. It’s not because I’m lazy, it’s because I too have other stuff to do. Like go to work. And feed the cat.
Anyway, the idea is that the information on this blog will be useful to most writers. At the very least, you’ll be able to read it and think, ‘Yep, I’ve been there,’ or, ‘Blimey, that’s a good idea, I might give it a try.’
There’s loads of information on the web for writers, so I’m not going to pretend that what you read here is the be all and end all. In fact, you’ll likely think that some of what I suggest is slightly silly. But that’s all right. It’s okay to be silly, sometimes.
Essentially, it’s a case of: ‘This is what I learned when I did this. It worked for me. See what you think.’
What’s coming up?
Here’s a list of posts that you might see on this site in the coming weeks and months:
- Writers, abandon your muses – they’re a work of fiction!
- 10 things to write on in an emergency
- How to create a personal style guide (and why you should)
- Words aloud: a beginner’s guide to performing your writing
- Always remember: you’re a writer, not a critic
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